In 1981, the airline introduced the first of several Boeing 737-200C "combi" aircraft. The "Mud Hens", as they are affectionately known by the carrier, have proben to be rugged and reliable. The aircraft can be configured 3 ways - pure freighter with six "igloos" (freight containers), up to 30,000 lbs. total, combination igloos and passengers (seating 32/56/72), or all passengers with seating for 111.
On July 14, 2004, Alaska Airlines announced it would be retiring its fleet of Mud Hens by mid-2007.
|Quoting Jlbmedia (Reply 7):|
As a side thought, are there any -100 series out there still flying?
|Quoting Beech19 (Reply 3):|
As of this present momment there is 12 x 732 flights(more than all the 736 flights) in the air in the US airspace alone
|Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 8):|
Very few were ever made...I don't know the exact numbers, but I'm pretty certain that it was under 40 airframes
|Quoting Scouse (Reply 10):|
In reply to your learning about the rest of the world I was in Cape Town South Africa last week and there were 2 BA 737-200 on the apron late at night, my flight was a KLM to Amsterdam at 11.35pm. I believe they are regular visitors there from Johanesberg.
|Quoting Beech19 (Reply 15):|
In the whole fleet yes. I was speaking that there was 2 active flights of First Air's 732's at the exact time that i had checked it.
|Quoting N231YE (Reply 20):|
The short island hops make the 737-200 more efficient than the later CFM-56 powered versions.
|Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 14):|
I think I saw somewhere that it was 30 737-100s made, although I could be wrong.
|Quoting HansieAMS (Reply 16):|
Those are Comair a/c, they are a franchise partner for British Airways, they have a fleet of about 10 737-200's.
|Quoting Jlbmedia (Reply 25):|
Has any one here ever been on the 100 series?